5. Wear Compression Socks
Again, it may seem strange that putting pressure on the swollen area would allow for greater circulation, but that’s what it does. Wearing compression socks helps your blood vessels work better because the arteries that serve to deliver oxygen-rich blood throughout the body relax.
Blood flows more freely in the compressed area, in this case the feet, and your veins get support to push blood back toward your heart.
This may keep your feet from getting so swollen and sore, and can also prevent dizziness and light-headedness upon standing. If you are new to using compression socks, start with a lighter level of compression.